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2020 Ford Puma Revealed With Happy Face

2020 Ford Puma Revealed With Happy Face

Ford Motor Company isn’t quite ready to show off its new Puma crossover, but official images of the car did leak on the company’s British website. The photos show off a small crossover with a happy face and lots of features.

The obvious talking point from the Puma photos is that face. This little crossover just has a happy smile with its big grille and bug-eye headlights gives the Puma almost a cartoonish appearance. That said, the look is clearly in-line with other new Ford products, specifically the all-new 2020 Ford Escape.

Ford hasn’t released size information on the Puma, but from the photos and architecture information, it is similar in size to that of a Fiesta hatchback. Of course, the Puma is going to have more cargo space and a higher ride height versus that of the Fiesta.

The Puma will be powered by two iterations of the EcoBoost 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine, both with a mild hybrid attached. The base variant will generate 123 horsepower, while a beefier version will hammer out 152 horsepower. Both engines will come standard with a six-speed manual, though an automatic will be offered as well.

Puma’s small dimensions are not translating to a small option list. Ford says the Puma will be packed with things like adaptive cruise control, Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection, Emergency Brake Assist, park assist and other active safety features.

Ford is also offering some premium features on the Puma, including an impressive 12.3-inch LCD screen in the gauge cluster and optional 10-speaker B&O Play sound system.

For now there is no indication the Puma will be sold in North America, but its official debut for the European market will likely occur in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.





 

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AutoVerdict Senior Editor Nick Saporito began writing about cars at age 13. Nick ran a couple of automotive enthusiast sites for several years, before taking some time off to focus on his career and education. By day he's a marketing executive in the telecom world and by night he hangs out here at AV. You'll find him focusing on tech, design and the industry's future.
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  1. carnut
    I hope they bring it to the USA.The Ecospurt was long in the tooth before it ever came to the US so hopefully this will replace it. It's a happy little critter like it's from the Cars movie.
    arutherford
    This really needs to come to North America.
    Tone
    Hopefully, this is the EcoSport replacement. That's a bit of an also-ran product; this looks a lot more appealing. I'm hoping that Ford translates some of the dynamic goodness of the Focus and Fiesta STs to an Escape and Puma ST -- if Porsche can have a decent-driving Macan, why can't these also be fun-to-drive?
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